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ERIC Number: ED092986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 9
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Humanizing Shakespeare.
Bernstein, Abraham
The task of humanizing Shakespeare for high school seniors is not simple but may be done in a variety of ways, all intended to arouse student interest, curiosity, respect, and fondness for the Bard. Gimmicks such as bulletin board signs, pictures, maps, charts, and writings attract attention, as do letters to local newspapers reporting informally the Shakespeare class or club activities, always treating the playwright as a contemporary friend. Each term's selection of plays for study depends on the Shakespeare schedules of several theatrical companies so that a number of plays may be seen on stage (by bus travel to the theater location) or on television. Also effective are student references to both critical works and humorous literature about Shakespeare, informal discussions in class or on buses en route to or from plays, listening to records, viewing filmstrips or movies, and acting in class or for special assemblies. In addition, the Folger Shakespeare Library's "Newsletter" and "The Shakespeare Newsletter" from Kent State University also help students to become enthusiastically familiar with Shakespeare. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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